I've had the opportunity and privilege to speak with a few girls this week regarding purity. Every now and then, we'll get an online chat request about this topic. Usually it happens when we're super busy, so I need to take a deep breath and ask the Lord for the right words to say. And to remind myself not to worry about the phone ringing, or emails coming in..they're very important but they can wait a moment. These opportunities to communicate with girls about this topic are golden. I cannot diminish their importance. God has called us to this as not only a business but as a ministry to glorify Him. My heart breaks when I speak with girls who don't realize something truly important--that they are WORTH waiting for. I spoke with a girl who doesn't know how to talk to her mom about this; and her mom has never had any sort of "talk" with her about this topic. She said everything she knows about sex is from television, magazines, songs, and movies. I was sad for her. Media has grossly distorted what God had intended. I explained to her that her purity is a gift from God. We had a wonderful conversation about trusting in Christ, why waiting until marriage is important, and much more.
Moms: (and dads), Please have this talk with your daughters. Please have it sooner than later. It's difficult to talk about, but believe me, they already probably know more than you think. They'll get information from their friends, from t.v--so give them the right information first; so they know the facts. There are many resources to help you get started. You can start small. Start by telling your daughters that they are worth waiting for God's plan in their lives. Tell them that you love them and that you're always there for them to talk about ANYTHING they want. No matter how awkward. Build a trust with them that will last all through their teenage years into adulthood. Girls: talk to your moms. They love you so much. They were teenage girls once too (believe it or not!). They faced a lot of the same pressures as you do. They're not perfect, they know that too. But they love you and will always be there for you. And girls, if you don't have anyone to turn to & need help, remember our email's always open. Much love :)